January 13, 2018

January 20, 2018

This week on Matter of Fact, a frank conversation with the chair of the Democratic National Party, Tom Perez. He says the Democrats took constituents for granted in 2016 and ignored parts of the country that are key to success on the national political stage. He tells Soledad his party is looking to change that ahead of the 2018 midterms. Will it work? And, Homeland Security is terminating protections for 200,000 Salvadoran refugees who have been legally living the U.S., meaning they’ll need to return home by September 2019. But a bipartisan group of lawmakers are opposed, saying it is not safe for them to return. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) tells Soledad El Salvador is not prepared to take these immigrants back and that the ripple effect could have a negative impact on some of the most vulnerable sections of the American economy. Then, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joins Soledad in studio to explain why she’s asking for $25 billion dollars in federal funding as part of a government spending deal to combat the opioid crisis. 

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